Contact: Dr. Elena Fantino
The development of space technologies is a cornerstone of the UAE vision for the growth of a knowledge-based economy and constitutes a core research area of Khalifa University. The Aerospace Engineering Department plays a prominent role in the space program of the University through externally as well as internally funded projects. The former include active collaboration with KU Space Technology Innovation Center sponsored by the UAE Space Agency and Yahsat. At the international level, distinguished partners include the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), the University of Naples Federico II and the Italian National Research Council. Additionally, the Department receives support for critical research activities in space technologies through internal funding.
The Department is currently involved in the following areas of space research: